Patricia Gurin, Co-Founder of the Program on Intergroup Relations, writes about her story regarding the Civil Rights Movement in a reflection she wrote over this past summer. This feature is a part of a series of alumni, faculty, and staff who will be writing about the Civil Rights Movement to celebrate and honor the 50th Anniversary of the Movement.
World AIDS Day was December 1. Commemorate World AIDS Day by knowing your status. Talk about it and support one another. Do something: end stigma, fight prejudice. The Spectrum Center has a partnership with HARC to offer free, rapid, anonymous testing in our office every Monday from 6-8pm. Learn more about other testing options on campus and in the community.
Every year in November, we celebrate Trans* Awareness Week on campus. During this week, student organizations and the Spectrum Center put on programming that raises awareness, celebrates, and honors trans* identities and experiences. Read more to learn about this year's events!
Our Transgender Day of Remembrance Ceremony took place on Wednesday, November 20. Transgender Day of Remembrance is set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred, prejudice, and violence. Transgender Day of Remembrance serves to raise public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people, as well as to publicly mourn and honor the lives of our community members who might otherwise be forgotten. Read more to see the thoughtful speech and poem brought forth by university community members Patricia Fly and Ava Dupre.
As the end of the year approaches, please consider a gift to the Spectrum Center. The Spectrum Center is committed to enriching the campus experience and developing students as individuals and members of communities using sexual orientation and gender identity and expression as our framework. Our work is accomplished through student-centered education, outreach, advocacy, and support. An investment in the Spectrum Center can help us succeed in our vision of creating an inclusive campus, free of discrimination and where social justice inspires community engagement and equality.